Melanie Hamilton has been making soap for several decades because of her family's sensitivity to synthetic ingredients found in most commercially available soaps, including some "all natural" products.
She is originally from Gouverneur, New York and being raised in a rural area, she learned the importance of hard work, careful preparation, simple ingredients, and the efficient use of resources. A culture of self-sufficiency also instilled in Melanie an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as an appreciation for products that are "made from scratch", high in quality, and low in environmental impact.
In 2016, Melanie and her husband Steve co-founded The Ugly Baby Soap Company where
Melanie is proud to offer her hand crafted products, developed using the same traditional methods she learned from her mother. Her soaps are available for purchase online and at select retail locations.